in chosen castle hotels or manor house hotels* of 4-star category
Experience the original Salzkammergut and enjoy a healthy, luxurious and authentic holiday.
On this trip you will be accommodated in original castles and historical hotels or manor houses, decorated with great attention to detail.
Allow yourself to be tempted by the flair of these traditional hotels, steeped in history and legends. Dive into a world in which philosophers dream up their thoughts, artists create their masterpieces and princes manage their estates. On this trip, exceptionally, the path is not the only destination...
Tour profile:Country roads, cycling paths, field paths, terrain is hilly with some longer uphill stretches.
Day 1: Salzburg
Individual arrival and bike handover (if you have booked our bikes). Use the extra time for a stroll through the picturesque old part of this cultural and fascinating town.
Day 2: Salzburg - Lake Mattsee, approx. 55 km
The bike tour begins along the river Salzach down the river to Oberndorf, the place of origin of the famous Christmas carol "Silent Night". On to the Augustinian convent in Michaelbeuern and into the lake region Trumer-Seenland (Obertrumersee, Mattsee, Grabensee). You spend the night in a special, historically interesting place.
Day 3: Lake Mattsee - Lake Mondsee, approx. 50 km
Today you travel across the European Nature Reserve "Wenger Moor" to Neumarkt and on to Irrsee, in the Salzkammergut you continue to Mondsee with its castle and the Benedictine monastery, where your taste buds will be spoilt.
Day 4: Lake Mondsee - Lake Traunsee, approx. 50 km
You continue along Lake Mondsee; in Unterach am Attersee you take the boat to Weyregg. From Weyregg you cycle through the valley Aurachtal on to Gmunden with its unique ceramic glockenspiel and your special place of accommodation.
Day 5: Lake Traunsee - Bad Aussee/Hallstatt, approx. 30 km
Today we cycle a short distance to the railway station and take the train to Obertraun/Bad Aussee am Hallstättersee with its mighty Dachstein glacier massif and its charming ice caves. You continue by bike along the lake shore to today’s destination, the world heritage site of Hallstatt. Here you have the opportunity of visiting the charnel house and the salt mine.
Day 6: Hallstatt - Lake Wolfgangsee, approx. 50 km
We begin the day with a boat trip across Lake Hallstättersee and continue on to Bad Goisern and the imperial health resort Bad Ischl. Bad Ischl offers many intriguing historical places of interest such as the Empress Sissi’s tea house, the imperial villa, the imperial park and the Lehar villa. From here we continue along the Ischler- Ache to Wolfgangsee – the lake is today’s destination.
Day 7: Lake Wolfgangsee - Salzburg, approx. 60 km
During today’s stage you cycle on the Ischlertrasse (between 1891 and 1957 the historical railway route between Salzburg and Bad Ischl). The route takes you along the lake shore to St. Gilgen, the birthplace of Mozart’s sister Nannerl. After a thrilling downhill ride to Scharfling you continue along Mondsee through Thalgau and Eugendorf and then on the second part of the Ischlertrasse back to Salzburg and the first hotel you stayed in.
Day 8: SalzburgIndividual departure or extend your stay in Salzburg. Enjoy this great city!
Arrival day: each Saturday & Sunday
Season 1: April 30 - June 30 + September 01 - October 15
Season 2: July 01 - August 31
ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE
ARRIVAL BY PLANE
Airport: Munich (MUC), Salzburg (SZG)
ARRIVAL BY CAR
Parking: parking lot near the hotel (€ 0-15,-/day depending on the hotel).
ARRIVAL BY TRAIN
Train station: Salzburg, Munich
Helmets: are mandatory in Austria for children up to 12 years! Please bring your own.Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
- 7 nights in rooms with private facilities, breakfast
- daily luggage transport
- 1x ferry ride on Lake Attersee incl. bike (during season approx. May 1- September 20.)
- 1x cruise on Lake Hallstättersee incl. bike
- 1x train ride Lake Traunsee - Bad Aussee
- water bottle
- maps and information material per room
Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults children 0-1,99 years -100% children 2-6,99 years -30% children 6-13,99 years -20% Bicycle & equipment 7-speed-bike (back pedal brake)/21-speed-bike 70 E-bike 170 GPS-rental 25 Additional night Salzburg season 1 (dbl/sgl) 100/137 Salzburg season 2 (dbl/sgl) 138/175
Best - Price - GuaranteeIf you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
Bicycles inclusive panniers:
The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and equipped with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.
You can choose between the following bikes:
- 21-speed-bike with hand brakes
- 7-speed-bike with backpedal brake
- E-bikes unisex
With an E-bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electro bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.
You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.